Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mmmm Mustaches

It's getting chilly outside. Everyone's piling on the layers, hunting out their big, furry boots and donning pom poms on knit toques.

These days, the men in our lives have taken to patiently growing little (and some not so little) moo-staches on their upper lip in support of prostate cancer. Check out this fancy stache! My fiancee, apparently turned porn-star, circa 2004.

Now, we ladies certainly don't want to sport even one hair on our upper lip and that is why I propose a more delicious way to raise money for prostate cancer.

From now until the end of "Movember", The Sassy Lamb will donate 25% of mustache cookie sales to Movember. We will also be accepting donations without the purchase of cookies...although I don't know why you would torture yourself so!

Happy fundraising cupcake lovers! Click to donate!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Party Outfitting

Clearly you are aware that The Sassy Lamb is a baking MACHINE and that I knit up a storm when I'm not covered in flour and icing sugar but what you might not know is that The Sassy Lamb also specializes in a service called "Party Outfitting". Basically what this involves is taking your party to the next level, aesthetically.

A few years back, I outfitted a baby bird themed baby shower for a mother-to-be. She was having a girl and had already decided to name her Stella. I went about my usual plans for cupcakes and punch but this time I was taking it a little further. And here were the results...

I can't take credit for the design of these cupcakes as this idea was borrowed from the incredible Martha Stewart. And didn't they turn out adorable?

Each guest had a personalized baby bird wine charm waiting for them when they arrived. The punch was sparkling grape so even the mother-to-be could partake.

After much punch, presents and oooohs and ahhhs, the guests were sent home with a tiny token of appreciation....a bottle of beer bearing the new baby's namesake and a thank you card with her name on it.

Having your next party outfitted by The Sassy Lamb is a great way to impress your guests and give them that little something more and make your parties the talk of the town.

We're happy to take your theme and go crazy with the party plans and we welcome any ideas you'd like brought to life at your party.

Check out the other Ba"bee" Shower The Sassy Lamb outfitted!

and here is one for me to aspire to... Little Girl's Woodland Fairie Party

Till next time!

The Sassy Lamb

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A hole-in-one!

Bogey? Birdie? Bullarding?

If you think I might have indulged in one rum ball too many, you're probably not alone. But you don't need to know a thing about golf to enjoy The Sassy Lamb's golf offerings.

Try our "broken-down golf cart" cupcakes: Amaretto cupcakes with a melon/lime buttercream icing. Put in your order now to have them for the Masters!

Golf Pops!

Just in time for the Masters...
You'll score a hole-in-one when you serve up a platter of golf green cake pops. Feature flavour: Chocolate Raspberry. Order now and have them for the Masters! What better way to honour the game?

Hand Knits

Start 'em young...
Cutest on your little ones, this little golfer is sporting a cotton knit vest perfect for a day out on the greens. On sale from now until April 10th for just $49. Another great idea: Knitted Golf Club Covers!

It's not too late to put in an order for Masters cupcakes or cake pops!

~ The Sassy Lamb

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hoo Hoo wants baby owl cake pops?

I thought today that maybe I should change my blog to "The Naughty Blogger" instead of "The Sassy Lamb". It's been hard keeping up with hoo, right? I do a lot of blogging in my head, like 'ooh, this will make a good blog'. I write it all out in my head, take pictures in my head, imagine the comments people will make and the enjoyment that will ensue but then I never login and make it happen like I intend. I do it on facebook too! Anyone else write their FB status in their head but then never type it out for everyone to read?? I know I'm not the only one!

Anywho, today I am blogging and that is better then going one more day with no blog, right?

I recently made the cutest little owls pops for one of my favourite clients, Genya Fox. She runs her own jewellry company called GFox Gems and her work is beautiful. I am going to buy a pendant from her. Maybe as a "present to the boss" this Christmas.

I thought I had met Genya and her partner Milli through a mutual friend but I recently found out that Genya found me all on her own "because she loves cupcakes" as she put it. These kind of serendipitous meetings and discoveries have been happening to me a lot lately. I take it as a sign that I am in just the place I should be right now....spreading baby snowy owl cake pop happiness!

Every time I make a new pop design I of course have to make plenty of extras so as to get the design and recipe just right. Speaking of recipes, these were my first gluten-free pops and they were SO. DAMN. TASTY. So I had a nice selection of leftovers to share with my girlfriends last Friday night. It's hard to take first bite of the teeny owl noggin when he's looking at you with those wide owl eyes....

Sometimes it's nessacary to kiss your pop goodbye before you bite his cute little head off. But, after the first bite it gets easier, trust me.

I'm excited for all the Christmas pops that are stored up in my head. And now all you gluten-free pop lovers can dry your tears and lick your lips cause these pops are now yours for the eating!

The Sassy Lamb

Sunday, September 26, 2010

reindeer? more like skeindeer

With all this cupcake talk you might have thought that the only thing this Sassy Lamb has time for is baking. But you would be mistaken. In fact, as soon as the September breeze rolled into town I have been getting the itch. The itch that can only be scratched with a trip to Romni for some chunky wooly delights. That's right, I knit, obsessively.

I'm like a kid in a candy store when I visit the wool store. Row after row of colourful yarns filling little cubbies and overflowing in baskets, each one whispering "oooh look at me, I'm 20% camel hair" or "pick me I'm chunky and hand dyed". If The Sassy Lamb headquarters didn't already look like a wool store itself, I would have no reason to not spend every penny I have on wool. But it does, so I'm forced to choose only the ones I need for the projects at hand.

And there are quite a few projects currently at hand. The Christmas orders are rolling into my inbox and I'm busy rolling skeins into wool and knitting up test gauges. And I still have time to take more orders, so send me an email if you've got something in mind. Or have a look through the site for inspiration.

Here's a few fun Christmas ideas.

For the text addict...

For the tea addict...

For the zen addict...

For the kibble addict...

For the fashion addict...

WELL, see ya later!

The Sassy Lamb

Monday, August 30, 2010

Muskoka Beer Festival - Success!

I just got back from the 2nd annual Muskoka Beer Festival and boy was it a fun time. I sold hundreds of cupcakes, tasted a few hoppy ales and baked myself in the sun. It's amazing when you believe in what you're doing how anything you saw as a negative before, suddenly becomes positive and anything that seemed like work before, seems so easy now and a thrill and a privilege. I couldn't have been happier wandering the grounds with a tray of beer cakes offering treats to one and all. When I was working as an event photographer, I cringed at the thought of barging into conversations to take photos and I dreaded that time of night when everyone passed tipsy and moved on to down right drunk. But I seemed to thrive in the same situation when it was my cupcakes I was selling! Hurray!

I was also selling these Sassy Lamb trucker hats at the event and I can't say how exciting it was to look up and see random people wearing my hats! They were for sale at the gate so it was a nice little surprise when someone showed up at my booth wearing one. Here is a little papparazzi shot I snapped of one random purchaser. I think the text she is sending went something like this:

"you have got to get down to Muskoka Beerfest, I found this totally rad hat and they are selling these cupcakes for only $1 - they will change your life!"

I also met this cute little couple. He bought her a whole tray of vegan cuppies at the end of the day. She told me he does stuff like that for her all the time. I liked them so much I gave them my tray! Ha! Note to self: purchase some take away boxes for those wanting large quantities!

And sweeter then every cupcake I sold on Saturday is my boyfriend's mom, Nancy Robinson. She offered to walk around in the insane heat selling cupcakes for me. I popped a Sassy hat on her head and she was off! She sold 2 whole trays in no time! What a star!

Thanks to everyone that helped me out this weekend, especially Marta who I could not even have fathomed doing any of this without. And if all goes as planned I will be doing another festival in North Bay in the next couple months. I will keep you posted!

~ The Sassy Lamb

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weiner Pops & Vag Cakes

So I warned that my next blog post should be viewed with caution...and I reiterate:

***If you are easily offended by food resembling sexual organs, you may want to close this particular post and check back in a week or so for less x-rated material.***

And speaking of checking back for the next post, I have been a naughty little blogger. I have not blogged for over a month! That kind of behavior deserves a spanking! Sorry, just preparing for the photos to come.

I crafted these little weiners for my friend's bachelorette party a few weeks ago. We tried to be classy. We started at the spa at Blue Mountain moving from hot tub to steam room to cool pool to hammock and repeat. But alas, the first word I'd use to describe this group would not be classy. And when we got back to the house, we filled up the party pump with Sangria, loaded up the stereo with some retro ridiculousness and took a series of photos with these penis pops that we all vowed would never see the light of day.

Here are the ones that I CAN show you...

And here's a shot of the cute little bride to be enjoying a tiny dick on a stick...yes we came up with far too many names for them.

You'd think that would be enough for one weekend...but NO, not the Sassy Lamb. Why stop with penis pops when there are vag-cakes to be made?

These were for the previous night at my friend's cottage...we had a good giggle while chowing down on them...

So if you have a bachelorette party coming up and you think your friends would enjoy an x-rated treat, then put in an order and feel free to send this on to your friends.

Till next time!
The Sassy Lamb